State Higher Education Finance

For the first time in U.S. history, more than half of all states relied more heavily on tuition dollars to fund their public systems of higher education than on government appropriations, despite increased state and local support for public colleges and universities, according to the State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) FY 2017 report, a comprehensive, nonpartisan analysis of educational appropriations, tuition revenue, and enrollment trends in all 50 states, released by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO).

The report can be obtained at